What is a Body Lift?
Body lift surgery, available at our Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina cosmetic surgery office, helps adjust the contours of the body, for a more youthful, proportionate, and appealing appearance. Body lift surgery is ideal for those who have experienced extreme weight loss or who have excess or sagging skin and fat tissue around the thighs, abdomen, buttock, and hip area. A body lift is one of many post-bariatric cosmetic surgery procedures available at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center.
Body Lift Surgery
The body lift procedure at our Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina practice incorporates multiple body contouring and lifting surgeries in order to proportionately reshape your entire body. If you have problems with skin and fat tissue around your belly area, the body lift surgeon will perform an abdominoplasty / tummy tuck. If you have saggy buttocks, hips, or thighs, a buttock lift or thigh lift will be performed. Total body lift surgery refers to all body contouring procedures performed at once.
After Body Lift Surgery / Recovery
Your condition and recovery after a body lift at our Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina practice depends on the extent of the procedure performed. Prior to the actual body lift surgery, we will discuss what to expect following the surgery. Most body lift patients require at least one night in the hospital, sometimes two, before feeling comfortable in going home. Most body lift patients require three to six weeks off before returning to work.
While we take great care in performing body lift surgery at our Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina plastic surgery office, complications are possible, though usually rare. Infection after body lift surgery can be treated with drainage and antibiotics, but this will prolong your hospital stay. Smokers are advised to stop smoking, as it may increase the risk of complications and delay the healing process after body lift surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about body lift surgery in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, contact Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center today.